Friday, July 2, 2010

Hey Quilters! We've Got New Fabrics & a Great New Tool

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Comfy Flannel from AE Nathan is just wonderful stuff! It comes in great colors and fun designs and sells for an extremely reasonable price of $5.99 per yard. Loads of new prints just arrived in our stores and since flannel is a year round fabric here in the Pacific Northwest, I thought I'd show you a few. I put the top group together with younger children in mind, but feel free to make yourself something fun, too! For the lower group, I picked a few prints for your more sophisticated adult side. And this is just a taste! Available at all our stores - come on in while the selection is at it's best!

We were thrilled to find this stunning Asian collection in black and white as well as red and white! I can see this coordinating with all the Asian lovelies in your collection and, of course, they look amazing used together, too. Isn't the Geisha fabric gorgeous?! Looks like it's time to get the fabric paints out for this one. Oh, my, that could be cool on any of the black and whites. Are you inspired now? You'll find Silhouettes from Northcott Fabrics right now at our Bremerton, Everett, Northgate and Puyallup stores (coming soon to Bellevue).

Stroll down the avenue with me - Park Avenue that is - our latest collection from Moda! I love the traditional floral feel of this group and the coordinates are so universally appealing. We chose three colorways, Blues, Reds and Browns that should easily blend with everyone's favorite color palettes. You'll find Park Avenue at our Bellevue, Everett, Northgate and Puyallup stores.

I know it's Summer, but this fabulous Fall themed collection is just too gorgeous to resist! And if you start sewing now, you'll have something ready for Fall, right? All About Autumn from Northcott is a leafy delight of gentle hues in beige, black and brown. It's such a nice change from the traditional Fall colors, that I'm sure you'll be bursting with ideas for a new Autumn look in your home! Available at our Everett, Northgate and Puyallup stores and coming soon to Bellevue.

I promised you a new tool, so get ready to twist and shout! Twister from Country Schoolhouse opens up so many possibilities for easy pinwheel quilting. Michelle from our office used the smaller size to make the sweet table topper below from charm squares and you'll find lots of ideas in the Let's Twist book (placemats, runners, toppers, quilts, pillows and a mantle topper).  Both the book and the tools are available at all our stores.
The Twister tool comes in two sizes. You'll find a table topper pattern in the Lil' Twister package (like Michelle's shown at the right) and a quiilt pattern in the instructions that come with the large Twister tool. So how does it work? Piece squares and borders together, then line up your tool according to the easy to follow instructions, re-cut, re-sew and suddenly you have twisty, turny pinwheels and instant satisfaction. Tons of fun for quilters of all levels! 
That should keep you busy for the week! Have fun and enjoy our 4th of July Fabric Sale on July 4th & 5th, too!  ~ Annette

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